Solved How to get rid of the SCRIPT thing?

June 4, 2016 at 04:37:58
Specs: Windows 7, 4gb RAM
I've had Mozilla Firefox as a browser for many years - not Internet Explorer - and it gives me the horrible headache of the miserable monster "SCRIPT ERROR" thing. So apparently it's not Internet Explorer which causes this?

How can I get rid of this SCRIPT ERROR once and for all? Thanks so much for any ideas.

P.S. How to edit the title of my post? Thanx.

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June 4, 2016 at 08:06:14
Have you tried Firefox Reset, see here?:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/k...

Are you using Firefox version 46.0.1 - look in "Help > About"?

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June 4, 2016 at 05:20:00
I have also been a Firefox user for many years and I never get the script error "thing" you speak of, so it must have something to do with your particular machine.

You cannot edit the title of your posts, only the main text.

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June 4, 2016 at 06:04:25
Please give us the exact error message (if it says more) and tell us when it happens or what you are doing at the time.

I have not seen this with Firefox either - it is not a general thing. I assume you are using the latest version (46.0.1 at the time of writing).

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#3
June 4, 2016 at 06:35:57
Thank you for reply Phil. Could it be a coincidence that you don't get it with Firefox? I wonder whether others using this browser get it or not. I don't know but it does it with me and often enough to make me totally crazy... lol!

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#4
June 4, 2016 at 06:49:24
Hi Derek and thank you! How stupid of me to forget to copy the error message, here it is:

"A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete."

It comes with 3 links: "Debug" "Continue" "Stop"

Then the cursor starts doing a poor job then quits working altogether.

I've tried all of them with the same result. Occasionally when I click on "Stop" or "Continue" it will allow me to move on for a short while but it resumes its act all over again. When I click on "Debug".....I can't make head or tail of those hieroglyphics lol!


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June 4, 2016 at 08:06:14
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Have you tried Firefox Reset, see here?:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/k...

Are you using Firefox version 46.0.1 - look in "Help > About"?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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June 4, 2016 at 11:00:38
Oh thanks so much again for that link. I just refreshed Firefox and will use both solutions when the Script happens again. I'm now in between the Script happenings but I'll know what to do when the monster approaches....

And yes, my Firefox version was up to date also before refreshing it, with 46.0.1.

I appreciate your help a lot! :o) Adela


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#7
June 4, 2016 at 18:21:13
I use Firefox and have done so for years and I have never experienced the "script thingy" so perhaps Derek's solution may help. Regards

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June 6, 2016 at 13:23:45

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June 7, 2016 at 18:57:19
Thanks riider, I added this add on but....it caused me extreme problems by "forbidding" many of the sites I opened and interacted with!!! So I just went to remove it completely.


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#10
June 8, 2016 at 06:03:05
Just for info there is a Firefox add-on called YesScript. It allows you to block scripting from only those websites you put on its list:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/fi...

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#11
June 8, 2016 at 06:18:14
Thank you Derek, I think I saw it when I was frantically looking for an ax to kill it! lol! But I passed it because I don't know which sites I want to block until I see them there, and quite honestly I don't want ANY blocking whatsoever as they interfere frequently. I prefer to just click delete a site I don't like or don't need. :o)

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June 8, 2016 at 06:59:44
Yes, I understand that view.

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